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All of these items may be obtained in the gift shop inside the Rose Hill Museum.

Celebrate Bay Village History with Holiday Ornaments

Bicentennial Barn Cupola

Cahoon Store

Castle Garden

City Hall

Community House

Huntington Playhouse

Lawrence Estate

Log Cabin

Methodist Church

Osborn Home

Parkview School

Presbyterian Church

Rose Hill

Train Station

Water Tower

Wischmeyer Hotel

The series of ornaments, or medallions, offered by the Bay Village Historical Society was created to memorialize and honor the historic structures found throughout the city (many of which, sadly, are now gone or are fading into history).

The beautiful ornaments are Cloisonne enameled metal featuring rich detail and colors. A new ornament was offered every year around Thanksgiving.

Ornaments are individually priced (see order form), which includes tax and shipping.

Call (216) 386-5997 for information.

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“Bay Village: A Way of Life”

“Bay Village: A Way of Life,” written and published by the Bay Village Historical Society, takes readers on a fascinating trip back through time.

The book discusses the early history of the region, the establishment of the first homes in Dover Township in the early 1800s, and traces the history of Bay Village, its government, schools and civic institutions, through the eyes of early settlers.

“A Way of Life” is filled with priceless photographs and rich details about the early history of the city. The cost of the book is $25.00 each, which includes shipping. (Currently only soft cover copies are available.)

Call (216) 386-5997 for more information.

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Bay Historical Cookbook

The Bay Village Historical Society has compiled an appetizing and exciting cookbook full of creative and delicious cuisine. Included in the book are many recipes from the founding families of the city, including the Cahoons and others.

Call (216) 386-5997 for details.

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Images of America: Bay Village

By Virginia L. Peterson and Sally Irwin Price

Arcadia Publishing

128 pages, 240 photographs

Tucked away in the northeast corner of Cuyahoga County, Bay Village lies just outside Cleveland. The first settlers arrived around 1810 during the nation’s westward expansion. The village was primarily agrarian in the beginning, home to many vineyards. By the end of the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution had gained momentum, and in 1896, an electric railway was built through the city, running from Cleveland to Toledo. Bay Village evolved from a fishing and farming hamlet into a retreat and resort area for some of Cleveland’s wealthiest families. Many of their summer cottages still stand today as refurbished family homes. This book explores this community’s rich history through vintage images from the Bay Village Historical Society and the Bay Village Library.

The late Virginia L. Peterson was a trustee of the Bay Village Historical Society and worked with it to organize tours of century homes and to create videos and lectures on Bay Village history. The late Sally Irwin Price, founder of Baycrafters, was a member of the Bay Village Historical Society and was very involved in saving a century home from demolition by having it moved by barge on Lake Erie to be relocated in Huntington Park in the Cleveland Metroparks.

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Rose Hill Note Cards

Beautiful note cards featuring a pen-and-ink rendering of the Rose Hill Museum and Library are now available for purchase. The cards are made of thick, high-quality paper; the inside is blank.

Call (216) 386-5997 for more information.

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Retracing Footsteps: This History of Lakeside Cemetery

This book of nearly 400 pages, containing more than 350 photographs, is a fascinating compilation of family notes, newspaper articles, letters, historical sketches, recipes, vital records, two autobiographies and much more. Ten years of research went into uncovering information about more than 270 individuals who are associated with the Lakeside Cemetery.

Established in 1814, the cemetery was the first burial ground in Dover Township which now encompasses Bay Village, Westlake and the northern section of North Olmsted. Most burials occurred from 1814 into the mid 1900s. The individuals buried in the cemetery lived in areas from Cleveland to Lorain. Even those unfamiliar with Lakeview Cemetery will find this unparalleled resource an interesting and educational portrayal of life over the last two centuries in northern Ohio.

Call (216) 386-5997 for more information.

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Bassett Road Century Homes booklet
Researched and written by: William Krause and Dean Brennan

The book describes the historic homes along Bassett Road that played an integral part of the story that is Bay Village. The book includes the story of Nathaniel Bassett, pictures and histories from behind the facades of the homes on Bassett Road. In addition there is a location map of all the houses.

You may purchase this booklet at the Rose Hill Museum gift shop or at BAYarts, 28795 Lake Rd.

For more information call (440) 725-3159.

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